Ambassador Senior & Junior

The Agricultural Societies of Victoria Rural Ambassador

A partnership between VAS RASV and Gallagher

Steward: John Wright 0400 182 553

Rules & Regulations – Rural Ambassador Award
• Open to ambassadors aged between 20 and 30 years as of the                1stMay 2022 and the finalist must reside in Victoria.
• Each Show can run a Rural Ambassador Show qualifier and the              winner at Show Level then represents the Show at the Group Final.
• An ambassador having won at their local Show Level is not                        eligible to enter any other Show or represent another group.
• A maximum of 12 finalists will be eligible for the State Final with         preference to all Group Final winners and each runner up of each         group will be considered. If numbers exceed 12 finalist’s                             interviews will be held at the information day to determine the             remaining State Finalists.
• The State Final is held at the Royal Melbourne Show and each                finalist is judged based on the criteria below.
• Each Finalist will need to supply a resume with a cover letter and          a draft/copy of speech for the State Final, which will be given to            the judges of the State Final.
• Each Finalist will be interviewed by a panel of three judges and              the State Finalist will need to present at speech at the                                  presentation luncheon. The winner will be announced at the                    presentation luncheon.
Judging Criteria
Local Show Involvement (25 Points) – Entrants must demonstrate an active involvement and a desire to be
involved in the future and improvement of their Local Show Society.
Community Involvement (15 Points) – Entrants must demonstrate an active involvement and a desire to be
involved in the future and improvement of their Local Community.
General and Rural Knowledge (20 Points) – Entrants must demonstrate a broad general knowledge and an
awareness of Local/National Community issues. Entrant must also have an understanding of current affairs
relating to rural life and industry.
Personality (10 Points) – Personality Traits consistent with both the awards and the entrant’s ambitions and goals
will be assessed (e.g. enthusiasm, creativity, confidence, leadership).
Ambitions/Goals (10 Points) – Each Entrant’s ambitions and goals will be assessed on their integrity and
relevance to the awards. Entrants must demonstrate steps towards achieving their goal.
Communication Skills (10 Points) – Entrants are expected to demonstrate effective communication skills –
written, oral and interpersonal.
Presentation and Grooming (10 Points) – Entrant’s presentation will be assessed according to the suitability of
their attire and conduct in a range of contexts.
Public Presentation (3-minute speech) (20 Points) – Entrant’s public presentation will be assessed according to
the quality of the content, delivery and the extent to which it addresses the set topic.

Prize: Local Winner – $50 & certificate. Announced Saturday 2nd Oct. 2021 on the Main Stage at 12 noon.
Regional Winner – A certificate and $200 donated by North East Show Societies.
State Winner – Trophy & $3,000 and representation at the National Final including travel expenses
Runner up – $1,500.00

 

VAS Junior Show Ambassador

Run solely by VAS Proudly Sponsored by Gallagher

Rules & Regulations – Junior Show Ambassador
•Open to ambassadors aged between 16 and 19 years on the day of     their Local Show.
• Each Show can run a Junior Show Ambassador Show qualifier and      the winner at Show Level then represents the Show at the Group        Final.
• An ambassador having won at their Local Show Level is not                     eligible  to enter any other Show or represent another group.
• The winner of the Group Final then represents the Group at the            State Final, which is held at the annual VAS Convention.
• Each Finalist will be judged based on the criteria below.
• At the State Final the Finalists will need to provide a cover letter          and resume that will be given to the judges.
• Each Finalist will be interviewed by a panel of three judges and the      winner will be announced at the Convention Dinner.
Judging Criteria
Local Show Involvement (15 Points) – Entrants must                                    demonstrate an active involvement and a desire to be involved in        the future and improvement of their Local Show Society.
Community Involvement (10 Points) – Entrants must                                  demonstrate  an active involvement and a desire to be involved in        the future  and  improvement of their Local Community.
General and Rural Knowledge (15 Points) – Entrants must                       demonstrate a broad general knowledge and an awareness of                Local/National Community issues. Entrant must also have an                  understanding of current affairs relating to rural life and industry.
Personality and Confidence (10 Points) – Personality Traits                     consistent with both the awards and the entrant’s ambitions and          goals will be assessed (e.g. enthusiasm, creativity, confidence,                leadership).
Ambitions/Goals (20 Points) – Each Entrant’s ambitions and goals       will be assessed on their integrity and relevance to the awards.              Entrants must demonstrate steps towards achieving their goal.
Communication Skills (20 Points) – Entrants are expected to                  demonstrate effective communication skills – written, oral and              interpersonal.
Presentation and Grooming (10 Points) – Entrant’s presentation         will be assessed according to the suitability of their attire and                conduct in a range of contexts.

Prizes:
Local Winner – $50 donated by Lion’s Club of Lake Mulwala. To be            announced on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at the Official                         Opening on Main Stage
Regional Winner – Certificate and $200 donated by North East                 Show Societies when completed State Finals
State Winner – Trophy & $500 and representation at the National           Final including travel expenses
Runner up – $250